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Author Topic: Software Creators Create Their Own Problems (Vimeo)  (Read 2354 times)

Paul Keith

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Software Creators Create Their Own Problems (Vimeo)
« on: March 20, 2011, 09:27:10 AM »
Video: http://vimeo.com/2624186

Source page: http://www.rebootrethink.com/index2.php

P.S. Haven't read the book.

Blog page: http://davidlongstreet.wordpress.com/

Coincidentally, latest blog post:

dilber-agile.jpgSoftware Creators Create Their Own Problems (Vimeo)

Posted the image because ironically that's how the video sounded to me. It seems more like marketing 101 than anything else.




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Re: Software Creators Create Their Own Problems (Vimeo)
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2011, 11:23:13 AM »
I wonder why agile means "no more documentation"?

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Re: Software Creators Create Their Own Problems (Vimeo)
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2011, 05:07:24 PM »
I wonder why agile means "no more documentation"?

http://agilemanifesto.org/

Of course it doesn't mean *exactly* that, but isn't that where humor comes from?  The over-exaggeration of a concept?

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Re: Software Creators Create Their Own Problems (Vimeo)
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2011, 05:22:35 AM »
wraith808, you are right of course :)

Also there are different kind of documentation used or demanded in software development; some of those are useless IMHO, so I applaud "the agile method" for trying to dispose of them.

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Re: Software Creators Create Their Own Problems (Vimeo)
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2011, 06:08:16 PM »
wraith808, you are right of course :)

Also there are different kind of documentation used or demanded in software development; some of those are useless IMHO, so I applaud "the agile method" for trying to dispose of them.

Assuming they can get away with it.  ;D

One of the biggest criticisms of FOSS development is its general lack of comprehensive documentation.  :-\


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Re: Software Creators Create Their Own Problems (Vimeo)
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2011, 03:34:23 AM »
wraith808, you are right of course :)

Also there are different kind of documentation used or demanded in software development; some of those are useless IMHO, so I applaud "the agile method" for trying to dispose of them.

Assuming they can get away with it.  ;D

One of the biggest criticisms of FOSS development is its general lack of comprehensive documentation.  :-\


There's FOSS with documentation?!?!  :o
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Re: Software Creators Create Their Own Problems (Vimeo)
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2011, 03:53:27 AM »
wraith808, you are right of course :)

Also there are different kind of documentation used or demanded in software development; some of those are useless IMHO, so I applaud "the agile method" for trying to dispose of them.

Assuming they can get away with it.  ;D

One of the biggest criticisms of FOSS development is its general lack of comprehensive documentation.  :-\


There's FOSS with documentation?!?!  :o

Yeah. But it's usually considered a glitch when that happens.  :P


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Re: Software Creators Create Their Own Problems (Vimeo)
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2011, 03:57:34 AM »
There's FOSS with documentation?!?!  :o
Yeah. But it's usually considered a glitch when that happens.  :P

Hmmm... Just thinking... I've heard of people packaging up FOSS (GPL) then selling it. According to what I know about the GPL, content isn't GPL, so documentation wouldn't be GPL'd.

Just a random thought.

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Re: Software Creators Create Their Own Problems (Vimeo)
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2011, 04:01:09 AM »
I think the GPL applies to a WORK, whatever that is.

And if the GPL doesn't apply, in most countries copyright law will apply which usually grants even less rights than GPL would.